H.R. 5970 (110th): Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008

May 06, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district
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May 06, 2008
8 pages
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H.R. 5948 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Signed by the President
Jan 12, 2007


This bill was introduced on May 6, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 06, 2008
Referred to Committee May 06, 2008
Full Title

To amend the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes.


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Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008 - Amends the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to authorize assistance to promote democracy and civil society in Belarus.
Includes Internet broadcasting within the scope of increased support and funding for U.S. government and surrogate broadcasting to Belarus. Specifies that funding may be used for broadcasting by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Voice of America, and European Radio for Belarus and Belsat.
Includes cessation of repression against student activists and ethnic minorities among the criteria that the government of Belarus must meet in order to end U.S. sanctions under such Act.

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